an estimated 400 million people are living with chronic viral
hepatitis. Each year, nearly 1 million people die from viral hepatitis
or related diseases.
Please join us via live stream on Wednesday, July 30, 2014 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM (Eastern), when
the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, Office of National Drug
Control Policy, and White House Initiative for AAPIs will commemorate
World Hepatitis Day and recognize leaders in the field.
The event will feature remarks from senior federal officials as well as community leaders including:
Michael Botticelli, Acting Director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Douglas Brooks, Director, White House Office of National AIDS Policy
Ambassador Deborah Birx, U.S. Global AIDS Ambassador
Dr. Howard Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Paul Farmer, Partners in Health
you are also an important part of our national response to viral
hepatitis, we hope you can join us virtually for this important event on www.whitehouse.gov/live.
Please share this message with your colleagues, state and local
partners, and others who have an interest in viral hepatitis so that
they, too, can observe World Hepatitis Day. You can also join the
conversation on Twitter with hashtag #WorldHepatitisDay.
Thank you for your efforts to “break the silence” around viral hepatitis in the United States and around the world.
Ronald O. Valdiserri, MD, MPH Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, Infectious Diseases Director, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy